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Serbia was host of EuroBasket 2005. FIBA considers Serbia national basketball team the direct descendant of the famous Yugoslavia national basketball team. KK Partizan was the European champion in 1992 with curiosity of winning the title, although playing all but one of the games (crucial quarter-final game vs. Knorr) on foreign grounds; FIBA decided not to allow teams from Former Yugoslavia play their home games at their home venues, because of open hostilities in the region. KK Partizan was not allowed to defend the title in the 1992–1993 season, because of UN sanctions. Players from Serbia made a deep footprint in the history of basketball, having huge successes = both in the top leagues of Europe and in the NBA. Serbia is one of the traditional powerhouses of world basketball, winning various FIBA World Championships, multiple Eurobaskets and Olympic medals (albeit as FR Yugoslavia). Darko Milicic became an NBA champion in 2004 with the Pistons, while Predrag Stojakovic did the same in 2011 with the Mavericks.
Novak Djokovic, currently the top ranked male in tennis (as of July 7, 2014)
Serbian tennis players Novak Djokovic, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Janković, Viktor Troicki, Nenad Zimonjić and Janko Tipsarević are very successful and led to a popularisation of tennis in Serbia. As of 2014, Novak Djokovic has won seven Grand Slam titles and Ana Ivanovic has won one, whilst Jelena Janković has reached one Grand Slam final. All three have also been ranked World No. 1 at certain stages in their careers. In recent times however, the dominance of the Serbian women have diminished, whilst Novak Djokovic continues to dominate in the men's sport. In 2010, Serbia became the 13th nation to win the Davis Cup after completing a 3-2 victory over France in Belgrade.
Rugby league was introduced into Serbia in 1953, by then secretary of the Yugoslavian Sport Association, Dragan Maršićević. The first rugby league match in Serbia was held in Belgrade on November 26, 1953, between French students and Selection Provence.